Organisation: Waterford County Council
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A proposed wind farm development will have “catastrophic” consequences for a Co Cork town’s public water supply, according to a health and safety expert.
Fri, 14 Sep, 2018
Businessman and TV personality Gavin Duffy will formally enter the presidential race within a week after leaning heavily on Fianna Fáil to allow councillors to nominate a contender for the role.
Tue, 24 Jul, 2018
Fred Forsey Jnr received the longest prison sentence for corruption ever handed down by the Irish courts.
Tue, 30 Jan, 2018
Planning regulation and inspection around wind- farms is expected to come under further scrutiny following claims that a wind- farm in Co Waterford was built with larger blades than allowed for.
Mon, 18 Sep, 2017
Tue, 15 Nov, 2016
A trade union representing most of the 76 retained fire-fighters employed by Waterford County Council has lost its appeal aimed at having the courts review a Labour Court recommendation it not be recognised for negotiating purposes.
Fri, 21 Oct, 2016
Public Expenditure and Reform Minister Paschal Donohoe has dismissed claims that new housing waiting list plans will see the most desperate people given the worst accommodation.
Sat, 13 Aug, 2016
Thirty homeowners in a Co Waterford housing estate are facing bills of up to €15,000 each for remedial work to make their homes safe after major fire deficiencies were uncovered.
Wed, 08 Jun, 2016
Thu, 04 Feb, 2016
Mon, 14 Sep, 2015
Similar to Waterford County Council, Cork County Council is also introducing Green Dog Walking [GDW].
Thu, 23 Apr, 2015
One of the country’s regional airports is facing an uncertain future following the decision by UK carrier Flybe to cancel the only remaining route using the facility.
Sat, 13 Dec, 2014
A former Fine Gael councillor, who told a court that he saw stabbings in Mountjoy Prison and "wanted out", has been granted an extension of time to appeal his conviction for receiving corrupt payments.
Tue, 21 Oct, 2014
Bad hair days in West Waterford are being blamed on a town’s water supplies.
Sat, 20 Sep, 2014
The Department of Education is to pay an "above the market value" €470,000 for a former Christian Brothers monastery in west Waterford.
Mon, 21 Jul, 2014
The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD, today announced details of a €23m package for the repair of public owned piers, harbours and slipways damaged during the winter storms and for investment in the ongoing development of Ireland’s public harbour network.
Fri, 21 Mar, 2014
A former Waterford county manager is receiving pension payments of €63,000 a year while earning over €100,000 in his new senior management position in Irish Water.
Tue, 28 Jan, 2014
A promise made to a mother who lost her son to suicide will be honoured at a special conference on mental health and suicide this coming weekend.
Mon, 27 Jan, 2014
The Taoiseach said he does not know if former local authority staff with “generous” pensions and lump sums have taken up new senior management positions in Irish Water.
Thu, 23 Jan, 2014
Former Waterford county manager Ray O’Dwyer, who retired with a package totalling €334,000, has been appointed to a senior management position at Irish Water.
Wed, 22 Jan, 2014
The cost of cleaning up and repairing the damage caused by Storm Christine along the Waterford coast in the last fortnight has been conservatively estimated at €3.5m.
Wed, 15 Jan, 2014
A war of words has broken out between Waterford County Council and firefighters in the county over claims some rural stations are being closed for days to facilitate training.
Wed, 27 Nov, 2013
An icecream seller has told a High Court judge that Waterford County Council cancelled his beach trading licence in order to placate a local seaside shopkeeper whose custom had been hit.
Wed, 18 Sep, 2013
Cork City Council has emerged as the best resourced local authority on a per capita basis of all 34 county and city councils in the Republic.
Wed, 27 Feb, 2013
A bright light went out yesterday in Irish sport and news journalism with the death after a brief illness of one of its best known practitioners — John A Murphy.
Thu, 14 Feb, 2013
BRENDAN Howlin, the public expenditure minister, has said that long-awaited legislation needed to reform the ethics laws for people in public life will be brought to the Government early next year.
Mon, 24 Dec, 2012
A West Waterford town council has provided funds from its own reserves to counteract a shortfall in local government funding that threatens to close its public toilets.
Wed, 05 Sep, 2012
The Department of the Environment has written to all county and city managers giving updated details of the sums deducted from their funding as a result of the non-payment of the €100 household charge.
Sat, 18 Aug, 2012
The first smartphone walking app in both Irish and English, which will guide visitors around one of the country’s most scenic yet unsung districts, was launched at the weekend.
Mon, 09 Jul, 2012
Two Fine Gael councillors who refused to back a party colleague for mayor because of her stance on a rezoning vote have been summoned to an internal disciplinary hearing.
Thu, 05 Jul, 2012
The year 2011 was the busiest so far for the Office of the Ombudsman with some 3,600 complaints, according to the annual report presented to the Oireachtas yesterday.
Wed, 27 Jun, 2012
Fine Gael is to review the position of two of its councillors who refused to support a party colleague in a mayoralty contest, over her backing of a rezoning proposal.
Thu, 07 Jun, 2012
A former Fine Gael councillor will be sentenced next week after being found guilty yesterday on six charges of receiving a total of €80,000 in corrupt payments from a property developer.
Sat, 19 May, 2012
Evidence in the trial of a former Fine Gael politician accused of accepting corrupt payments had told a rather sordid tale of “jealousy, anger, and rage,” the ex-councillor’s lawyer said yesterday.
Fri, 18 May, 2012
A former Fine Gael councillor told gardaí he asked a property developer for a loan of €70,000 at a time when his marriage was breaking up, his business was failing and he was behind with his mortgage.
Fri, 11 May, 2012
An Bord Pleanála has rejected a plan by a power company to build a new wind farm across the western tip of the Comeragh Mountains in Co Waterford.
Tue, 24 Apr, 2012
Up to 16 employees at two Game video games stores in Cork city have begun a sit-in to “fight for their rights” after their British employer refused to pay them anything beyond statutory redundancy.
Wed, 28 Mar, 2012
Waterford County Council is to host a conference on mental health and suicide in a fresh bid to “help remove the stigma still attached to such conditions”.
Fri, 24 Feb, 2012
ABOUT 200 jobs will be created during the construction of a €10.5 million multi-purpose sports arena at Waterford Institute of Technology.
Wed, 16 Nov, 2011
Senator David Norris has won the support of Waterford City Council in his bid to secure a nomination for the presidential election, bringing to three the number of local authorities backing him.
Tue, 27 Sep, 2011
THE late Charles Haughey famously won the Tour de France for Ireland with a little help from Stephen Roche, and yesterday it was the turn of the current Taoiseach to give a dig-out to one of our cycling heroes.
Mon, 29 Aug, 2011
DAYS lost to workers’ industrial action almost halved between April and June this year, compared with the same three-month period in 2010.
Thu, 25 Aug, 2011